Big Brother is Watching, Hamilton!

10 July 2009 13:32:00

Reacting to the news that Hamilton City Council is fining families who sat on their own roofs to watch the V8 Supercars, Libertarianz spokesman Luke Howison said, “This is bureaucracy gone mad!”

The Council boasts that staff took photographs of people on roofs to use as evidence. “What is this, Big Brother? You can’t sit peacefully on your own roof on your own property? I thought New Zealand was meant to be a reasonably free country!”

“The Council claims this is a safety issue, but we don’t see them fining homeowners for getting up on the roof to clear out their gutters. This is simply petty revenge against people watching the supercars for free,” declared Howison.

“The Council should immediately withdraw and apologise, and what’s more, they should reimburse affected landowners for the disruption the supercars caused in terms of noise, parking, roading, and bureaucratic interference.”

“It’s enough to make you vote Libertarianz!”

For more information, please contact:

Luke Howison
Libertarianz Spokesman
Phone: 027 314 3007
Email: [email protected]

Libertarianz: More Freedom, Less Government
www.libertarianz.org.nz